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Further probe into Kerala solar scam likely

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 28, 2017, 2:13 am IST
Updated Sep 28, 2017, 2:13 am IST
Mr Chandy's personal staff Tenny Joppan is also an accused in the case.
Solar scam accused Saritha S. Nair (Photo: File/ PTI)
 Solar scam accused Saritha S. Nair (Photo: File/ PTI)

Thiruvananthapuram: The state government is understood to be exploring the possibilities of initiating a further probe into some of the cases in the solar scam based on the Justice G. Sivarajan commission report.

According to sources, the judicial commission report submitted on Tuesday contained certain remarks that the police did not conduct an in-depth probe into the alleged involvement of the then Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's office. Hence the cases in which the direct involvement of the then CMO could be reexamined.

 

One of the cases was that of Konni-based Sreedharan Nair whom the key accused Saritha S Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan allegedly cheated of Rs 40 lakh. Mr Nair had alleged that the woman took him to the CMO and Mr Chandy had spoken to him endorsing the solar project. Mr Chandy's personal staff Tenny Joppan is also an accused in the case.

Another was the alleged cheating of Rs 1.19 crore of NRI businessman Baburaj who had accused the duo of misusing Mr Chandy's official letterhead to woo him.  They were already convicted in the case. 

 

Sources at CMO maintained that so far no decision was taken on the judicial commission. It is learnt that the home and law departments would be initially going through the report and based on their suggestions the Cabinet would decide on further actions. 

Of the 33 cases related to the scam, the special investigation team led by DGP (Crimes) A. Hemachandran, who was then ADGP (South-zone), filed charge sheet in all the cases. While they were convicted in one, others are in different stages of the trial.

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